About Our Staff

Kim Davis, assistant to the director

Since becoming the first graduate of SHSU’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing program, Kim has worked at Texas Review Press. She currently oversees operations at the Press, which publishes between sixteen and twenty-four books per year, in print and digital formats. She is also a freelance web designer and a fiction writer. She has published numerous books and articles about working in the adventure travel industry, and returns often to those themes in her fiction. She has two daughters, two dogs, two cats, and a handsome English husband.

Claude Wooley, office manager

For over fifteen years, Claude Wooley has kept the TRP office running, with a kind voice by phone and email for authors and book buyers alike. Claude handles mailings, promotions, and contest entries, among his many other administrative duties.

Contributing writers/editors

Elizabeth Evans is a journalist-turned creative writer who loves nothing more than curling up with her laptop to write fiction and poetry. When she’s not writing, she’s painting, cosplaying at comic conventions, or trying to catch up on reading from her overflowing bookshelves. She’s a self-professed nerd in love with all things Marvel, Supernatural, science fiction, and fantasy. She currently resides in Huntsville with her cat son, Dean, where she is pursuing a Master’s of Fine Arts at Sam Houston State University.

Laura Brackin is a student at Sam Houston State University where she studies in the MFA program for Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing. She works part time with the Texas Review Press and desires to work as an editor upon graduation, while also building a career as a prose writer. She lives in The Woodlands with her husband, two teenaged kids, and her English pointer.

Savanah Burns is a young poet from Huntsville. She studied English and History at Sam Houston State University, where she completed a short novella for her honors thesis. Her writing has been featured in Beacon, an undergraduate magazine, and HistoricalMX, an online historical journal. Her poem, “Starry Night,” won first prize in 2016 for a college and university contest held by The Academy of American Poets, which included an online publication. She is currently pursuing an M. F. A. in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Poetry at SHSU. She is a new addition to the Texas Review Press as a graduate assistant, as well as a new addition to the Gordian Review as its poetry editor. She is excited for what lies ahead.